London’s sordid South Bank Centre – more a mecca for street food than for serious music – has named a creative director to replaced the ousted Jude Kelly.
He is Mahdani Younis, artistic director of the inconspicuous Bush theatre in west London. He will be in charge of literature, dance, performance and free shows, working beside Gillian Moore who’s in charge of classical music (what’s left of it) and Gillian Moore, and the Hayward Gallery director, Ralph Rugoff.
The SBC say he’s not a life-for-like replacement for Jude.
The South Bank Centre is Britain’s largest recipient of state funding, and the least effective.